Cyrus Christie backed to go from strength to strength

19th January 2022
First team
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Swansea City head coach Russell Martin believes Cyrus Christie’s assured debut underlined the impact he believes the defender can make during his loan spell.

Christie, on loan from Fulham, joined the Swans last week and went straight into the side for the trip to Huddersfield.

The Republic of Ireland international gave a composed display, and enjoyed a number of bright numbers going forward; forcing a save from Terriers keeper Lee Nicholls and fizzing a threatening cross along the six-yard box in the 1-1 draw.

It was Christie’s first competitive action since September, but there were no signs of rust during his 68 minutes on the pitch.

And Martin is confident the new arrival will go from strength to strength.

“I really liked what we saw from Cyrus, he is athletic and he is a good size and stature,” said the Swans boss.

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“He is confident and you saw what he has and is capable of in that one moment where he nearly scored after a nice bit of skill.

“That is on the back of just two days of work. The Thursday was a tough day for him as we tried to get as much work into him as possible, and the way he has taken that on has been fantastic.

“He will be a really good signing for us, we spoke about the fact he was hungry to play, and the way he performed tells you everything about his character.

“He is a full international, you can see why, and he is going to be a big player for us, I am sure.”